|Barked: Sun Nov 11, '12 6:56pm PST |
|My Lab Trigger does this when his Lyme disease flares, it's due to decreased kidney function/failure.
It is urine, just doesn't seem like that because when the kidneys are failing they don't/can't concentrate urine. The output appears to be just water of some sort, but it's not. It's about as clear a sign that something is wrong with the dogs kidneys as one can get.
Without proper treatment decreased renal function/failure will cause permanent organ damage (to the heart additionally as it'll throw sodium and potassium levels all out of whack very quickly) and death won't be far behind.
I cannot repeat enough.....failure to produce actual urine instead of just water output from the bladder is a serious sign of acute kidney failure. The longer you wait to seek treatment the more severe kidney damage will be. There is no way to reverse kidney damage once it's done, you can only treat the cause of the illness from that point on.
You really need to get her into a vet asap. Tomorrow may be too late as the excessive panting is an indicator she may already be in congestive heart failure due to the strain on and damage done to the kidneys.
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